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Emmanuel Lévinas

1989 Balzan Prize for Philosophy

For his original contribution to contemporary thought, which reverses the traditional relationship between ethics and metaphysics. Ethics is seen not as a theoretical construction, but as an immediate experience of contact with the “other”, which reveals extraneousness and at the same time the transcendency of God.

Emmanuel Lévinas was born in Kaunas, Lithuania, on December 30, 1905; he is a French citizen;

Professor at the University of Paris X (1962-1972);

Professor at the University of Paris IV (1973-1976);

Professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, at the Institut Catholique in Paris, at the University of Louvain and Visiting Professor at the University of Fribourg;

Doctor “honoris causa” of the Loyola University in Chicago (1970), of the Rijksuniversiteit te Leiden (1975) and of the Université Catholique de Louvain (1976);

in 1971 he received the Albert Schweitzer-Prize for philosophy.

His major works include:

— La théorie de l’intuition dans la phénoménologie de Husserl, 1930;

— De l’existence à l’existant, 1947;

— Le temps et l’autre, 1947;

— En découvrant l’existence avec Husserl et Heidegger, 1947;

— Totalité et infini: essai sue l’extériorité, 1961;

— Difficile liherté: essais sur le judaïsme, 1963;

— Quatre lectures talmudiques, 1968;

— Humanisme de l’autre homme, 1972;

— Autrement qu’être ou au-delà de l’essence, 1974, 1978;

— Sur Maurice Blanchot, 1975;

— Jean Wahl et Gabriel Marcel (con X. Tilliette, P. Ricoeur), 1976;

— Noms propres: essais, 1976, 1982;

— Du sacré au saint: cinq nouvelles lectures talmudiques, 1977;

— Au-delà du verset: lectures et discours talmudiques, 1981;

— Ethique et infini: dialogue avec Philippe Nemo, 1982;

— Le Dieu qui vient à l’idée, 1982;

— De l’ évasion, 1982;

— Die Spur des Anderen: Untersuchungen zur Phänomenologie und Sozialphilosophie, 1983;

— Transcendance et intelligibilité: suivi d’un entretien, 1984;

— Effets da neutre, 1986;

— Hors sujet 1987;

— Collected philosophical papers, 1987;

— A l’heure des nations, 1988.

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